Waterville, ME - The Husson University softball team split a pair of conference games against Thomas College on Saturday afternoon in Waterville. Husson won the first game 4-1, but lost the second game 5-3. The Eagles improved to 10-8 overall and 1-1 in the North Atlantic Conference, while Thomas College picked up their first win of the year and improved to 1-14 overall and 1-1 in NAC play.
Game 1: Husson 4, Thomas 1
Husson's bats were silent for the first four innings, as they would see Thomas College get on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the fourth inning when a Jordan Agger-Barnes RBI double to right center that would score Alyssa Eugley making it 1-0. The Eagles would respond in the top of the fifth scoring three times from runs from Haley Spiers, Kayla Merrill and Allie Hill giving the Eagles the 3-1 lead. Husson would score one more in the top of the seventh this time thanks to a solo homerun by Kayla Merrill making the score 4-1.
K. Merrill went the distance for the Eagles, allowing one earned on five hits with no walks and six strikeouts over the seven innings picking up the win. She moves to 5-3 on the season while Sonja Morse for Thomas falls to 0-5 with the loss. Morse pitched seven innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits with four walks and seven strikeouts.
Spiers would finish the game going 2-3 with a double and run scored. Husson would combine to hit three extra base hits (3 doubles and 1 Homerun) in the game.
Game 2: Thomas 5, Husson 3
In game two the Husson offense came to life early as they took an early lead as they scored three runs in the second inning thanks to Shannon Graves RBI single to left center to scoring Deb Colpitts, but the Eagles were just getting started as they would score again this time it was a RBI double from Brianna Bires down the left field line scoring Graves making it 2-0. Husson would tack one more run in the top of the second when Nicole Andrade would single to right field scoring Bires from second base making it 3-0 Husson after two innings of play.
Thomas College would light the scoreboard in the third inning when Korie Laren reached first on an error by the right fielder allowing Sonja Morse to score making it 3-1.
The Terriers would get the tying run on in the Bottom of the fifth inning when T. M. Johnson doubled to left center for two RBI's when Laren and Morse would come around to score making it 3-3.
The game would stay tied until the bottom of the seventh inning when Laren would hit a two run walk-off homerun off the Eagles' pitcher Bires making the final 5-3.
Deb Colpitts went the first five innings for Husson allowing seven hits, three runs, while walking one and striking out two batters. Healy would pitch a perfect sixth inning allowing no hits or runs. Bires came on to pitch the bottom of the seventh inning; she allowed two earned runs on two hits.
Husson will play a doubleheader at home with USM Sunday. Game one will start at 1pm.